The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast

36 - A Yuletide Special, "Antonio Stradivari, and the Violin Makers of Cremona"

av The Great Composers Podcast - a classical music podcast | Publicerades 12/26/2019

In this special episode "Antonio Stradivari, and the Violin Makers of Cremona" we explore the lives of Cremona's greatest violin makers. Cremona's violin making tradition began with Andrea Amati in the mid-16th century, and lasted until the death of Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesù" some two hundred years later. In between these two men came many remarkable makers from the Amati and Guarneri families, but the greatest of them all was Antonio Stradivari who rose far above his rivals to become the most celebrated violin maker of all time.


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All music heard in this episode is by Antonio Vivaldi:

Concerto for 4 violins in B minor mvts. 1-4 (Modena Chamber Orchestra)

Concerto in F minor “Winter” for violin, strings, and continuo mvts. 1-3(MCO)

Concerto in D minor RV 565 (selections) (MCO)

Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, RV 522 mvts. 1-3


Suggested reading and a few resources:

- "The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family" by W. Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, and Alfred Ebsworth Hill. Dover pub.

- "Antonio Stradivari, His Life & Work" by W. Henry Hill, Arthur F. Hill, and Alfred E. Hill. Dover pub.

- "Stradivari's Genius" by Toby Faber. Random House 

- "The Violin, a Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument" by David Schoenbaum. W.W. Norton and Company





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